Executive Profile: Vispera CTO and COO Ceyhun Burak Akgül

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Vispera Co-founder, CTO, and COO Ceyhun Burak Akgül

Vispera, a company that is creating image recognition and analytics solutions for the retail sector, recognizes Ceyhun Burak Akgül for outstanding leadership and contributions to the company.

Based out of Istanbul, Ceyhun is a co-founder of Vispera and serves as its CTO and COO. In his role, he manages the company’s R&D, operations, and customer success teams.

Ceyhun is also an adjunct Faculty at Boğaziçi University, where he has taught classes on data mining for visual media and image analysis. He also serves as a Technical Advisor to Flavourspace, a Dutch company that is creating consumer-centric AI solutions to enhance the personalization of food choices and customer interaction.

CEO Aytül Erçil stated, “Ceyhun is the kind of person who creates structure from chaos. Even though his background is all technical, he reads a lot, and combining his knowledge with his analytic way of thinking, he is good at any type of task he gets involved in.”

Erçil went on to say, “He was a diving instructor for many years although he has been doing it for some time. He loves reading and has a strong literary tendency, he could very well be a writer which is rare for somebody with his technical background. He loves traveling and is into architecture. In fact, he taught graduate-level courses like 'Emergence in Design Computing', 'Digital Shape', 'Data mining for architecture and urban planning' at an architecture school combining his knowledge of architecture with his theoretical knowledge.”

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